Professional C# 2005
It starts with a tutorial on C# and the .NET framework. This introduction assumes no prior knowledge of .NET, but it does move rapidly, on the assumption that the reader is an experienced programmer. Once this background knowledge is established, the book starts to sweep through the vast .NET class library, showing how you can use C# to solve various tasks. This comprehensive coverage is one of the key selling points of previous versions of the book, and is maintained and enhanced with this new edition by adding new chapters on Generics, ObjectSpaces, Yukon, and Indigo. Some reference material is included either as appendices or is available to download from the Wrox website.
After the introduction and initial chapter, the book is divided into a number of sections that cover both the C# language and its application in a variety of areas. Coverage includes:
- Writing Windows applications and Windows services
- Writing web pages and web services with ASP.NET
- Manipulating XML using C# 2005
- Understanding .NET Assemblies
- Using ADO.NET to access databases
- Integration with COM, COM+, and Active Directory
- Distributed applications with .NET Remoting
- Generating graphics using C# 2005
- Accessing files and the Registry, and controlling .NET security
Part I: The C# Language.
Chapter 1: .NET Architecture.
Chapter 2: C# Basics.
Chapter 3: Objects and Types.
Chapter 4: Inheritance.
Chapter 5: Operators and Casts.
Chapter 6: Delegates and Events.
Chapter 7: Memory Management and Pointers.
Chapter 8: Strings and Regular Expressions.
Chapter 9: Collections.
Chapter 10: Generics.
Chapter 11: Reflection.
Chapter 12: Errors and Exceptions.
Chapter 13: Threading.
Part II: The .NET Environment.
Chapter 14: Visual Studio 2005.
Chapter 15: Assemblies.
Chapter 16: .NET Security.
Chapter 17: Localization.
Chapter 18: Deployment.
Part III: Data.
Chapter 19: Data Access with .NET.
Chapter 20: .NET Programming with SQL Server 2005.
Chapter 21: Manipulating XML.
Chapter 22: Working with Active Directory.
Part IV: Windows Applications.
Chapter 23: Windows Forms.
Chapter 24: Viewing .NET Data.
Chapter 25: Graphics with GDI+.
Part V: Web Applications.
Chapter 26: ASP.NET Pages.
Chapter 27: ASP.NET Development.
Part VI: Communication.
Chapter 28: Web Services.
Chapter 29: .NET Remoting.
Chapter 30: Enterprise Services.
Chapter 31: Message Queuing.
Chapter 32: Future of Distributed Programming.
Part VII: Interop.
Chapter 33: COM Interoperability.
Part VIII: Windows Base Services.
Chapter 34: Manipulating Files and the Registry.
Chapter 35: Accessing the Internet.
Chapter 36: Windows Services.
Part IX: Appendices (Web Site Only).
Appendix A: Principles of Object-Oriented Programming.
Appendix B: C# for Visual Basic 6 Developers.
Appendix C: C# for Java Developers.
Appendix D: C# for C++ Developers.
Bill Evjen is an active proponent of the .NET technologies and community-based learning initiatives for .NET. He has been actively involved with .NET since the first bits were released in 2000 and has since become president of the St. Louis .NET User Group (http://www.stlusergroups.org). Bill is also the founder and executive director of the International .NET Association (http://www.ineta.org), which represents more than 125,000 members worldwide. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Bill is an acclaimed author and speaker on ASP.NET and XMLWeb services. He has written XMLWeb Services for ASP.NET, Web Services Enhancements: Understanding the WSE for Enterprise Applications, Visual Basic .NET Bible, and ASP.NET Professional Secrets (all published by Wiley). Bill is a Technical Director for Reuters, the international news and financial services company. He graduated from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, with a Russian language degree. You can reach Bill at email@example.com.
Jay Glynn started writing software nearly 20 years ago, writing applications for the PICK operating system using PICK basic. Since then, he has created software using Paradox PAL and Object PAL, Delphi, VBA, Visual Basic, C, C++, Java, and of course C#. He is currently a Project Coordinator and Architect for a large financial services company in Nashville, Tennessee, working on software for the TabletPC platform. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karli Watson is a freelance author and the technical director of 3form Ltd (http://www.3form.net). Despite starting out by studying nanoscale physics, the lure of cold, hard cash proved too much and dragged Karli into the world of computing. He has since written numerous books on .NET and related technologies, SQL, mobile computing, and a novel that has yet to see the light of day (but that doesn’t have any computers in it). Karli is also known for his multicolored clothing, is a snowboarding enthusiast, and still wishes he had a cat.
Morgan Skinner began his computing career at a tender age on a Sinclair ZX80 at school, where he was underwhelmed by some code a teacher had written and so began programming in assembly language. After getting hooked on Z80 (which he believes is far better than those paltry 3 registers on the 6502), he graduated through the school’s ZX81s to his own ZX Spectrum.
Since then he’s used all sorts of languages and platforms, including VAX Macro Assembler, Pascal, Modula2, Smalltalk, X86 assembly language, PowerBuilder, C/C++, VB, and currently C#. He’s been programming in .NET since the PDC release in 2000, and liked it so much he joined Microsoft in 2001. He now works in Premier Support for Developers and spends most of his time assisting customers with C#.
You can reach Morgan at http://www.morganskinner.com.
Allen Jones has a career spanning 15 years that covers a broad range of IT disciplines, including enterprise management, solution and enterprise architecture, and project management. But software development has always been Allen’s passion. Allen has architected and developed Microsoft Windows-based solutions since 1990, including a variety of e-commerce, trading, and security systems.
Allen has co-authored four popular .NET books including the C# Programmer’s Cookbook (Microsoft Press) and Programming .NET Security (O’Reilly), and he is actively involved in the development of courseware for Microsoft Learning covering emerging .NET technologies.